Student Resources

Welcome to the Children’s Conservation Connection

Water is our most precious resource. Although water makes up 80% of the earth’s surface, less than 1% of it is fresh water. The rest is salty, frozen or in the atmosphere. With only 1% of the earth’s water available for drinking, we need to find ways to save water and keep from polluting the water we have.

You can help save water by following these water saving tips:

  • Use automatic shut off devices on all hoses.
  • Use a hose timer when watering manually.
  • Turn off the tap while you brush your teeth. You’ll save 2-3 gallons per day.
  • Use a broom to clean sidewalks instead of a hose.
  • Listen to weather forecasts so you don’t water the lawn when it’s going to rain.
  • Don’t let the hose run when you wash the car. Hoses can waste 5 gallons a minute.
  • Check your faucets and toilets to see if they are leaking and let the people in charge know leaks waste water.

Saving water can be fun and easy. See how by trying some of these activities:

outreach eventAquifer in a Cup .pdf

California: “America’s Salad Bowl” .pdf

California Water History – Word Find .pdf

Conservation .pdf

Make Your Own Rain Gauge .pdf

My Rainbow .pdf

River Maze .pdf

Save or Waste? .pdf

The Water Cycle .pdf

Water Puzzle .pdf

Why Does Popcorn Pop? .pdf

For other activities check out the Be Water Smart website


For more water activities, check out:
Visit the EPA’s environmental kid’s club fun and educational water activities.